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post #8176 of 11099
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Only wore them around the house... now that I got pretty pics I can unleash these bad boys @work.

 

 

 

Magnificient! Care to share your polishing process secrets? How long has it taken to achieve that shine and burnish?

post #8177 of 11099
Mario, you took em to another level.
post #8178 of 11099

Thanks guys! :slayer::embar:

 

I Lexol and brush everything out-the-box.

 

Then I loaded up the toe with Kiwi tan wax and melted it down with a fireplace lighter. Then brush.

 

After that it was just normal waxing with Kiwi, an old t-shirt and a drop of water at a time.

post #8179 of 11099
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

Magnificient! Care to share your polishing process secrets? How long has it taken to achieve that shine and burnish?

THIS
post #8180 of 11099
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Mario, you took em to another level.

Absolutely - great job!

post #8181 of 11099

To those who have emailed me on the plum museum MTO, I will provide an update soon. Apologies, have been super busy lately. I have sent an email to Pepe. Based on his last email, delivery is expected next month.

post #8182 of 11099

I think Meermin has the best style/$$$ but I have found the quality to be a mixed bag.  I would suggest to anyone to either spring for top line (linea maestro) or move on to another shoemaker.

 

I got a pair of wholecut bals from the the linea maestro line, and they were great for the price.  Not flawless, but I enjoy wearing them more than other costlier shoes I own.  So I tried a pair of calfskins from their 'standard' line to see the quality.

 

I was disappointed upon opening my new arrival to find that 1) the shoes were unbalanced in that they rock back and forth on the heels and are thus not wearable in their delivered condition, and 2) Meermin provided one big bag rather than two individual bags for storage.  Maybe the second point is minor, but how much can a proper set of shoe bags cost over one big bag?

 

I would say that it is wholly unacceptable for a manufacturer to ship out unbalanced shoes, but I have actually received Aldens from an Alden store that were unbalanced before too.  Maybe I just have bad luck.   It is really a pain to have to trust a local cobbler to finish the shoes properly (burned once already on the Aldens) or have to send them back to Europe.

 

I will also add that I ordered a calfskin belt and was unimpressed.  I am no belt connoisseur, but it felt flimsy like a $15 department store standby. 

post #8183 of 11099

Well the unbalanced could have happened to any shoe of any line.  I think the standard line offers pretty good value for money v quality.  As much as I like meermin for the money spent on the Linea line I think the 1880 Loakes offer better quality for the price.  Disappointing to hear about the belts, glad that discussion came up when I did because I had been getting read to order a cpl of them.

post #8184 of 11099
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Originally Posted by armsignet View Post
 

I was disappointed upon opening my new arrival to find that 1) the shoes were unbalanced in that they rock back and forth on the heels and are thus not wearable in their delivered condition, and 2) Meermin provided one big bag rather than two individual bags for storage.  Maybe the second point is minor, but how much can a proper set of shoe bags cost over one big bag?

 

 

My brown captoes from the standard line had the same balance issue.

 

I took the rather crude, but necessary, action of grinding the front edge of the heel on concrete by pivoting on the ball of my foot while wearing. This leveled out the shoe a fair bit.

 

Before doing this they were honestly dangerous. I slipped a few times walking on smooth surfaces such as a building lobby. The imbalance leads to a mid-stride moment where the full body is placed on a very small surface area of the heel. It's a scary moment when it starts sliding.

post #8185 of 11099

The C&J 325 size 11 US is a little narrow in the toe box for me (my little toe gets squeezed)
- does anyone know how the fit on the Rui last compares?

post #8186 of 11099
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My brown captoes from the standard line had the same balance issue.

I took the rather crude, but necessary, action of grinding the front edge of the heel on concrete by pivoting on the ball of my foot while wearing. This leveled out the shoe a fair bit.

Before doing this they were honestly dangerous. I slipped a few times walking on smooth surfaces such as a building lobby. The imbalance leads to a mid-stride moment where the full body is placed on a very small surface area of the heel. It's a scary moment when it starts sliding.

These stories are getting crazy. I'm really tempted to try Meermin as they have great styling, but all these QC stories make me think it's too much of a gamble.
post #8187 of 11099
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These stories are getting crazy. I'm really tempted to try Meermin as they have great styling, but all these QC stories make me think it's too much of a gamble.
Did you ever make it out to their Madrid store?
post #8188 of 11099
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Did you ever make it out to their Madrid store?

No, ended up staying in Lisbon where I found a pair of Carmina's for a good price.
post #8189 of 11099
I´m visiting Madrid this weekend, hope to find something interesting at Meermins and/or Caminas shops.
post #8190 of 11099

I just got my Meermin country calf shoes after 6 weeks. They did however send me the wrong size!!! I ordered 9,5 and got 8,5. Has this happened to anyone else here? I dont want to wait another 6 weeks to get the right size..im starting to regret not buying Crockett & Jones Conistion instead of this shoe..

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